Cranberry-Avocado Salsa

December means holiday parties galore, so this month I’m setting you up with a series of healthy hors d’oeuvres that you can proudly take to any soiree to be assured of rave reviews. No one will suspect they’re healthy – they’ll just know they’re delicious!

To kick things off, here’s an amazing interpretation of guacamole straight from the Grand Dame of Entertaining, Martha Stewart herself. While your initial reaction to avocado mixed with fresh cranberries may be skeptical, trust me on this one. Something terrific happens when that creamy avocado is paired with the tart, slightly crunchy cranberries and as a result, this dip is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Better make a double batch.


Cranberry-Avocado Salsa

adapted from: Everyday Food


serves 6



1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons honey

1 minced jalapeno

1/4 cup red onion, minced

2 ripe avocados, diced into 1/4″ pieces

3/4 cup halved fresh cranberries

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced

kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

tortilla chips or pita crisps (or make your own substituting whole wheat pita)



1. In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, jalapeno (remove seeds for less heat), and red onion.

2. Add diced avocados, cranberries, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently to combine.

3. Serve with tortilla chips or pita crisps.

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